Hello foodies! We’ve finally reached the end of the year, time sure flies! If you’re looking for new restaurants and cafes to explore with your loved ones during this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. With everything from Chinese hotpot restaurant to a new Western grilled restaurant and irresistible desserts, here are 8 new restaurants and cafes you have to try in December 2019.
Top 8 New Things To Try In Penang December 2019
1. Guo Hao Liao (锅好料)
From yearly reunion dinners to a casual bonding session with friends, a bubbling hot pot never fails to deliver on the satisfaction factor. Guo Hao Liao is a new Chinese hotpot restaurant located at Leith Street. They serve up to seven steamboat broths which come in unique variations. Their Garoupa Fish Head and Yam Soup, Spicy Tropical Chicken and Special Chong Qing Mala are highly recommended. Adding to the experience is a selection of high-quality meat and vegetables. Do check them out!
📍 24A, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
⏰ 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Sun-Thurs) | 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Fri-Sat)
2. Hi Barry! Dessert Cafe
Pretty dessert paired with fruity drinks, all housed in a beautifully decorated space – that’s what you can expect from Hi Barry! Dessert Cafe. The cakes here are baked with imported ingredients to ensure desserts of the highest quality. There’s the Original Burnt cheesecake, Taro Lotus Biscoff shortcake, Hojitcha cake with cream and cookies – just to name a few. Aside from cakes, don’t forget to give their other freshly baked goods a try.
📍 Lot 1-1-3A One Sky, Tingkat Mahsuri 2, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
⏰ 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM (daily)
3. La Vie En Rose Pâtisserie
Pride itself as the first Madeleine (French Butter Cakes) specialist in Malaysia, La Vie En Rose Pâtisserie recently expanded its business operations by opening a new Patisserie at Malay Street. This is the place that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with their Madeleine, croissants and more mouth-watering dessert. Don’t leave without trying their Pain Au Chocolat and Dark Chocolate-coated Honey Lemon Madeleine, it will surely leave you craving for more.
📍 19, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
⏰ 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Closed on Monday)
4. Hideout Cafe Gurney Plaza
Hideout Cafe at Icon City has opened a new branch in Gurney Plaza to bring you the experience and choice of tasty and quality foods. Their menu features a range of both Western and Oriental dishes but their Chili Pan Mee is a big thumbs up! Don’t leave without trying it. With good food and cosy ambiance, Hideout Cafe is a great option if you’re looking for a place to settle down after all that shopping.
📍 Level 3 Old Wing, Gurney Plaza, George Town, Penang
⏰ 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
5. Blue Grill Family Restaurant
Be it a gathering with friends and family, or to just have a place to rest after a long day’s work, Blue Grill Family Restaurant is a great option. What sets them apart from the others is the Sous Vide cooking method. The meat is vacuum packed and slow-cooked for hours before hitting the grill. While you’re there, no doubt you should try out their BBQ NZ Lamb Steak, BBQ Chicken Chop, and Beer Buttered Barracuda.
📍 38G, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas,11900 Pulau Pinang
⏰ 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sun-Thurs) | 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Fri-Sat)
6. Shuyishu (薯一薯)
Set at Nagore Square, Shuyishu is the perfect place to enjoy the finger-licking-good fries with your friends and family. Here you can enjoy up to eight types of fries including Shoestring, Crinkle Cut, Pot Pot, Curly Fries, Sweet Fries, Steakhouse, Spicy Wedges, and Lattice. That’s not all, you can choose to have your fries with the accompanying dip for a more interesting taste. So if you’re a hardcore fan of fries, you need to check them out!
📍 39, Jalan Nagor, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
⏰ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Closed on Wednesday)
7. 信美 SinBee Beans and Food Cafe
SinBee Beans and Food Cafe is a new addition to the cafes scene in Butterworth. You can definitely find some cafe staples here like pasta, rice, snacks and coffee. If you’re not a fan of Western cuisine, you can also opt for their Char Siew Egg Rice. The dish may sound simple, but it tastes really delicious. And when you’re done with your meal, the clean and minimal settings of the cafe make a beautiful backdrop to mark your visit.
📍 7423, Lorong Seri Tanjung 1, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
⏰ 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekdays) | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekends) | Closed on Tuesday
8. Hubble Bubble
If you can’t get enough of bubble tea, here’s one more new brand to check out. Hubble Bubble serves a variety of boba tea with interesting flavours but yet the Big Bang Bobas is the best. For something lighter, you can opt for the Wintermelon Lime. Definitely not forgetting the Instagram-worthy interior with bright-yellow walls, sunflower decor, and neon light. You will have a good time taking pictures for your ‘gram right here!
📍 88, Jalan Jelutong, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Penang
⏰ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Thurs) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Fri-Sat)
List: 8 New Things To Try This Month
Finally, we’ve come to an end! With such a variety of new options to choose from, it’s gonna be an interesting month for our taste buds. Do check out these places with your friends and family because great things are meant to be shared! Also, if you’ve got more suggestions, do let us know in the comment section. Bye!
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